No Pier Pressure [Deluxe Edition]

No Pier Pressure [Deluxe Edition]

by Brian Wilson
     
 

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That's Why God Made the Radio provided a bittersweet coda to the Beach Boys' career but the soothing sounds of the 2012 reunion didn't linger long before they were soured by the internal fighting endemic to the band. Mere weeks afterward, Mike Love announced Brian Wilson wouldn't join the Beach Boys for any dates after the summer 2012 tour, leaving Brian free

Overview

That's Why God Made the Radio provided a bittersweet coda to the Beach Boys' career but the soothing sounds of the 2012 reunion didn't linger long before they were soured by the internal fighting endemic to the band. Mere weeks afterward, Mike Love announced Brian Wilson wouldn't join the Beach Boys for any dates after the summer 2012 tour, leaving Brian free to capitalize on the good press of That's Why God Made the Radio. He headed into the studio with guitarist Jeff Beck and producer Don Was in 2013 with the intention of cutting a full album but that collaboration quickly fell apart, leaving Wilson to re-team with his longtime collaborator Joe Thomas to turn these abandoned sessions into what turned out to be No Pier Pressure. Caught halfway between a back-to-basics move along the lines of TWGMTR and a star-studded extravaganza, No Pier Pressure is all sand, sun, and Saturday night nostalgia, a sensibility goosed by the addition of Al Jardine, David Marks, and Blondie Chaplin -- the part of the Beach Boys camp that threw in their lot with Brian -- who help give their numbers ("What Ever Happened," "The Right Time," "Sail Away") a bit of the classicist AM pop sheen that made That's Why God Made the Radio so soothing. Elsewhere, the album relies on guest stars to give it a bit of showbiz sheen. She & Him breeze in to deliver some Caribbean camp on "On the Island," Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities gives Brian a dance club makeover on "Runaway Dancer," and Kacey Musgraves graces "Guess You Had to Be There." By the time Nate Ruess of Fun. shows up for "Saturday Night," a throwback that seems to belong the early-'80s soft rock glory days of Carole Bayer Sager and not American Graffiti (and is the better for it), No Pier Pressure seems a fusion of Wilson's classic sunshine instincts and modern Hollywood pop. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2015
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0602537978038
catalogNumber:
002177202
Rank:
31864

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Wilson   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Mark Isham   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Guest Appearance
Rob Parton   Trumpet
Blondie Chaplin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jim Keltner   Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Tim Bales   Trumpet
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Scott Bennett   Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals,Vibes,Hammond B3
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Carey Deadman   Trumpet
Tom Garling   Trombone
Mark Goldenberg   Electric Guitar
Gary Griffin   Accordion
Thom Griffin   Background Vocals
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Jardine   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Peter Kent   Concert Master
Jeff Lantz   Keyboards
Bob Lizik   Bass
David Marks   Electric Guitar,Guest Appearance
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Jimmy Riley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Robertson   Violin
Brett Simons   Bass
David Stahlberg   Trombone
Don Was   Bass
John Wittenberg   Violin
Jill Kaeding   Cello
Cameron Stone   Cello
Darian Sahanaja   Piano,Vibes,Hammond B3
Nick Walusko   Electric Guitar
Richie Davis   Electric Guitar
Julie Rogers   Violin
JoAnn Tominaga   Viola
Matt Jardine   Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Joe Thomas   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Probyn Gregory   Electric Guitar,French Horn
Darrin McCann   Viola
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nelson Bragg   Percussion
Nate Ruess   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Songa Lee   Violin
Marisa Kuney   Violin
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Briana Bandy   Viola
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Scott Hosfeld   Viola
Amy Wickman   Violin
Paul Von Mertens   Flute,Conductor,Saxophone,Bass Harmonica
Zooey Deschanel   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Shane Soloski   Bass
Kacey Musgraves   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
She & Him   Guest Appearance
Alisha Bauer   Cello
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Charlie Morallis   Trombone
Sebu Simonian   Keyboards,Vocals
John Mason   French Horn
Sebü   Guest Appearance
Zachary Dawes   Bass
Peter Hollens   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chihsuan Yang   Violin
Giovanna Clayton   Cello
Jeff Foskett   Background Vocals
Amy Barwan   English Horn,Oboe
Joey Grzyb   Accordion

Technical Credits

Mark Isham   Collaboration
Brian Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Blondie Chaplin   Collaboration
Scott Bennett   Composer
Gary Griffin   Engineer
Jardine   Collaboration
Mark London   Art Direction
Larry Millas   Composer,Engineer
Frank Pappalardo   Engineer
Darian Sahanaja   Engineer
Nick Walusko   Engineer
Rachel Gutek   Layout
Joe Thomas   Composer,Producer
Bill Hare   Engineer
Mike Czaszwicz   Engineer
Nate Ruess   Composer,Collaboration
Paul Von Mertens   Arranger
Wesley Seidman   Engineer
Kacey Musgraves   Composer,Collaboration
She & Him   Collaboration
Andrew Twiss   Engineer
Sebu Simonian   Composer
Nick Rowe   Engineer
Sebü   Programming,Collaboration,Additional Production
Sergio Ruelas   Engineer
Daria Wilson   Cover Photo

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